Sunday, May 11, 2008

Obama's judgment

Obama seems to be distancing himself from a lot of people these days: His own official blogger and hardcore Marxist, Sam Graham-Felsen; terrorist fundraiser, Hatem El-Hady; former domestic terrorist, Bill Ayers; convicted criminal, Tony Rezko; and of course his own pastor, Jeremiah Wright.

Now Obama is distancing himself from one of his own advisors who has been meeting with the Muslim terrorist organization Hamas!

Over against McCain's far more extensive foreign policy experience, Obama has argued that he has better judgment. But in light of the increasing number of shady characters with whom Obama has surrounded himself, I'm wondering, when can we start questioning Obama's judgment?

5 comments:

Brent said...

According to the Times article cited by your Townhall, his talks "were related to his work for a conflict resolution think-tank and had no connection with his position on Mr Obama’s Middle East advisory council." The Obama campaign has said, "Rob Malley has, like hundreds of other experts, provided informal advice to the campaign in the past. He has no formal role in the campaign and he will not play any role in the future."

Meanwhile, John W. McBush has cut ties with TWO (so far) members of his campaign who have lobbying ties to the Myanmar government’s military junta. (http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/
archive/2008/05/11/1008790.aspx) One of them was even McBush's choice to run the RNC convention this summer.

Dennis said...

Brent, the Times article seemed to be trying to excuse Malley's connections to Hamas but it did nothing to ease my mind about Obama.

I must admit, however, that McCain's connection to they guys lobbying Myanmar's military junta is very concerning to me. I think all these connections should be investigated.

Brent said...

Update: McSame has many lobbyists working for his campaign that have worked for various dictators and thugs throughout the world. http://mccainsource.com/
mccain_fact_check?id=0007

Dennis said...

From "McCain Source"? Now that sounds like an objective, non-political source, doesn't it? (And you criticize me for using WND!)

Maybe we should all just get along, compromise, and vote for Bob Barr who just announced his intention to run as a libertarian. There's something about Bob Barr for everyone to love, and hate--but he may actually be better than our current choices.

Brent said...

When I criticize WND (or other sources) I cite specific errors in logic or facts, not the name of the web site. Unless you have evidence that what McCain Source is saying is false I have no reason to believe otherwise.